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The Rights of Students

ACLU of PA's guide covers: First Amendment rights, privacy, use of social media, student searches, dealing with police, the right to be treated fairly, and the right to have access to sexual health information. Information is presented in a Q&A format with tips and resources. 

Fact sheet provides parents and students with an overview of Pennsylvania law pertaining to suspensions, expulsions, and transfers to alternative schools in public and charter schools.

Policing and Juvenile Justice

Philadelphia student groups pushed district administrators to implement a complaint system district-wide for school police officers and were successful. The system was implemented in April 2017.

Philadelphia School District Police Response to Code of Conduct Offenses School police will not be dispatched to address low level code of conduct violations.

Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program Multi-agency program provides an alternative to arrest. MOU and Program Brochure

 
 
 

P.O. Box 60173

Philadelphia, PA 19102

877-PHL-ACLU (745-2258)

Last updated November 19, 2019

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